6 Red Dot Award Winning Products with Designs That Might Change Your Life

A well-designed product goes a long way. Not only is it simply beautiful or just functional, it’s a mixture that makes it truly excellent. The Red Dot Award is a prestigious design award recognizing high design quality.

The Red Dot panel judges products on innovation, quality, functionality, and more. Now that all the Red Dot Award 2016 winners have been announced, we’re sharing notable winners that might make your life a little better.

1. The Helix Cuff

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Image Credit: Ashley Chloe Inc.

Made with fashion and function in mind, the Helix Cuff is the world’s first fashion wearable with smart wireless headphones you can wear on your wrist. Save minutes looking for headphones in your bag or untangling them from when you stuffed them in your pocket. Functional, comfortable headphones are always on hand with the Helix Cuff.

Creating the Helix Cuff involved a major design challenge. Making a wearable that was comfortable, attractive, and highly-functional wasn’t easy, but thanks to the Helix Cuff’s loop shape, we’ve created sleek wearable headphones that solve a major problem. Bluetooth 4.1 technology ensures that plugged in nightmares are no more. Plus, aptX high quality sound technology gives you the music experience you’ve always wanted.

2. Airy

Image Credit: AIRY

Image Credit: AIRY

There are an unbelievable amount of toxins in the air. Even in your house! AIRY is looking to change that. Using the most innovative plant pot in the world, AIRY detects and neutralize about 75% of the most dangerous environmental toxins in a room of 172 sq ft in only 24 hours. AIRY is the first plant pot that cleans the air indoors.

A single indoor plant growing in AIRY is 8 times more effective than one growing in an average flower pot. Using innovative NASA research, smart bio-filtering technology (no need for a power plug), and a good looking aesthetic, AIRY is an incredibly well-designed solution to air pollution. It even helps plants grow better and healthier! Dying to feel what really good air is like? AIRY is a simple and easy-to-use solution.

3. Parqer Glass

Image Credit: Parqer Glass

Image Credit: Parqer Glass

The unique design of the Parqer Glass comes with an equally unique and incredibly useful purpose. Parqer was created to bring the charm of drinking wine into nature. The combination of a conventional wine glass with an aluminum pin which can be ‘parqed’ in any soft surface allows you to enjoy a nice drink wherever you are. Picnic on the grass? Lounging at the beach? Enjoy the experience along with your favorite wine without the fear of falling glasses.

The creators of Parqer Glass did not skimp on style. These wine glasses are striking and elegant. Delivered in a convenient and easy-to-carry package, you’ll be able to transport your Parqer Glasses comfortably. Are you the adventurous type? Never one to let boundaries stop you? Live and drink undeterred with Parqer Glass.

4. Ferrari 488 GTB

Image Credit: Ferrari

Image Credit: Ferrari

Known for their beautiful cars and incredible design, it’s no surprise that Ferrari has won a Red Dot Award once again. The 488 GTB has won the Red Dot Best of the Best award for its design and innovative lines. Ferrari presented the 488 GTB as “A new chapter in the history of 8 cylinder.” The 488 GTB Ferrari marks a return to the classic design of Ferrari.

The 488 GTB was created to not only deliver unparalleled performance, but it also makes that extreme power exploitable and controllable to an unprecedented level. An exceptional engine and sophisticated aerodynamics combined with refined vehicle dynamic controls radically improve the already razor-sharp responsiveness of Ferrari's road cars to near-track level. With the 488 GTB, Ferrari promises “unmatched driving pleasure”.  

5. Ducati XDiavel

Image Credit: Ducati

Image Credit: Ducati

If Ducati is more your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear that Ducati’s XDiavel won a 2016 Red Dot Award. This prestigious honors notes Ducati as a style, innovation, and performance icon. The XDiavel was a challenge for Ducati. Innovating the Ducati DNA and moving it towards a cruiser took a lot of work, but Ducati did not disappoint.

"Long, low-slung, muscular, with contemporary lines and sophisticated componentry. Above all sexy." Describes  Andrea Ferraresi, Ducati Style Center Manager. "On one hand the motorcycle's design was inspired by the cruiser world, on the other hand Ducati DNA. It drives the cruiser concept headlong into a modern context: a real Techno Cruiser with futuristic styling and state-of-the-art technology.”

6. LaMetric

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Image Credit: LaMetric

LaMetric is customizable smart ticker for life and business. This extraordinary ticker can be set up to tell you what’s on your calendar today, the temperature or even a countdown to a special event. LaMetric saves you time spent checking numerous apps or news sites for the information you need. Instead, you receive everything at a glance, all in one place, in real-time.

By pairing LaMetric with your smartphone, you’ll be able to instantly view information you desire. By using IFTT, you can get notifications and status updates from hundreds of places including ESPN, ebay, Twitter, and more! LaMetric has brought the ticker into to the modern day in a fantastically designed way. Keep an eye on key metrics like the weather, your email, facebook fans, stock prices and more with the very powerful and very useful LaMetric.

Vying for one of these impressive Red Dot Award winning products? Let us know in the comments below what excites you.

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